The key I have is one with the buttons, that starts the car and locks/unlocks.
what I want is the standard key that just unlocks the drivers door, I just don’t have an original to compare it against.
I was told earlier today that a dealership can look up my VIN and have another key made - I’m not looking forward to how much that’s gonna cost.😭
What you have in your possession, if it looks like the one shown by DashingDaryl, then it is essentially an original key for the vehicle. If it is not a Honda OEM key, I would definitely pay Honda or a locksmith that does Honda smart keys, and get one.
For a door key only, they can cut a key using the one you have in your possession, but being a security style metal key you may need a specialist locksmith to do it.
You know, you can buy reconditioned smart keys online from various merchants, and then take it to a locksmith that does Honda smart keys and they can cut it and activate it for you.
I seem to recall that my 2008 came with two smart keys with the buttons and then also a dumb key that was for valet use only. You could get one of those if all you need is a key to unlock the door and start the vehicle. Note these still have a chip in them and have to be paired to the vehicle. example picture of the valet key:
If you want a truely dumb key that will only open the door, then they do sell blanks for that. Example (for which I cannot vouch for, only that I found it online) here
. You still will need a locksmith to cut it for you though.
Here is a short youtube from a registered locksmith that describes the differences between the master key (the smart key with buttons) and the valet key: